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Peter Lightfoot - Monk of Glastonbury, and, the old clock at Wells.

R. P. Howgrave-Graham

Peter Lightfoot - Monk of Glastonbury, and, the old clock at Wells.

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Published by Avalon in Glastonbury .
Written in English


The Physical Object
Pagination56 p.
Number of Pages56
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14382372M

The Clock at Wells Cathedral, made originally A.D. , by a monk named Peter Lightfoot, is one of the best known of its class still in some sort of working order. The dial of this horologe is divided into 24 hours; it shows the motion of the sun and moon, and bears upon its summit eight armed knights on horseback, tilting with lance in rest. You can write a book review and share your experiences. Other readers will always be interested in your opinion of the books you've read. Whether you've loved the book or not, if you give your honest and detailed thoughts then people will find new books that are right for them.


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One of the special parts of the cathedral is the astronomical clock from about and it is believed to be the work of Peter Lightfoot, a. an astronomical clock from aboutbelieved to be the work of Peter Lightfoot, a monk of Glastonbury.[] Its mechanism, dated to between andwas replaced in the 19th century, and the original mechanism moved to the Science Museum in London, where it continues to operate.

Wells Cathedral clock, an astronomical clock from aboutbelieved to be the work of Peter Lightfoot, a monk of Glastonbury.[] Its mechanism, dated to between andwas replaced in the 19th century, and the original mechanism moved to the Science Museum in London, where it.

The oldest clock which is still in existence may be seen in the South Kensington Museum. It was made by Peter Lightfoot, a monk of Glastonbury Abbey.

The great Abbey is now an ivy-clad ruin, but Peter’s clock, made five hundred years ago, is still in excellent order. Peter Lightfoot, monk of Glastonbury, and the old clock at Wells ; a poem with an illustrated account of the clock / by R.

Howgrave-Graham. Glastonbury. Wells. fourteenth century and was probably made by Peter Lightfoot of Glastonbury. The clock not only gives the time of day but also the phase of the moon, and at every quarter of the hour a the old British name of Ynis Witrin is the one which is used.

It. In the North Transept, is Wells Cathedral's Clock, an Astronomical Clock from aboutbelieved to be the work of Peter Lightfoot, a Monk of Glastonbury. Its mechanism, dated to between andwas replaced in the 19th-Century, and the original mechanism moved to the Science Museum, in London, where it continues to : Zephyrinus.

In the north transept is Wells Cathedral clock, an astronomical clock from about believed to be by Peter Lightfoot, a monk of Glastonbury. Its mechanism, dated between andwas replaced in the 19th century and the original moved to the Science Museum in London, where it still operates.

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A comprehensive list is available on request Hammer £ Fees. The Astronomical Clock: in the North Transept is a 24 hour, geocentric clock dating from aroundprobably the work of a Glastonbury monk, Peter Lightfoot.

The original mechanism is now in the Science Museum in London, still working. This is an archive of past discussions. Do not edit the contents of this page.

If you wish to start a new discussion or revive an old one, please do so on the current talk page. However, John Leland the antiquary claimed in the mid 16th century that the clock at Glastonbury Abbey, just six miles from Wells, was made by Peter Lightfoot, a monk at the Abbey, further evidence is provided by the monastic chronicler, John of Glaston.

Glaston says it was "a great clock distinguished by shows and figures in motion". Much more sophisticated clocks were built by later monks. Peter Lightfoot, a 14th-century monk of Glastonbury, built one of the oldest clocks still in existence, which now sits in excellent condition in London's Science Museum.

[] Louis de Bruges in front of an astronomical clock. Henri Suso, Horloge de Sapience. One curious relic still exists. The church clock, formerly in the south transept of the great church, was removed incarried to Wells, and placed in the north transept of the cathedral there.

It bears the inscription Petrus Lightfoot monachus fecit hoc opus, and was constructed in the time of Abbot de Sodbury ().

The outer circle of the dial has twenty-four hours on it, another.Butleigh is a pleasant village, 4 m. S. of Glastonbury. Of its church the only old portions are the tower (which is central), the nave, the porch, and the chancel, to which N.

and S. transepts and a N. aisle have been added in modern times. Most of the windows of the .Somerset is full of superstition, and ghosts feature in almost every old story. Pubs and Inns even today have ghost stories. Here are some lesser known or (supposedly) almost dormant tales as .